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Pharyngitis without pain needs antibiotic treatment? Just natural remedies if followed will be sufficient or what?

Pharyngitis without pain needs antibiotic treatment? Just natural remedies if followed will be sufficient or what?

No antibiotic: It's difficult to imagine pharyngitis without pain. Whether or not painful, the large majority of pharyngitis is viral. Antibiotics treat only bacterial infections and won't help. Can't think of any "natural" remedies that will help either. Just sit tight -- see a doctor for professional advice if it continues or you remain concerned. ...Read more

Dr. Mohammed Parvez
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Pharyngitis (Definition)

It is the inflammation of the pharynx, a structure that extends from the base of your skull to larynx and inlet to esophagus, behind your nose includes your tonsils and tongue base. Causes of inflammation is most often viral or bacterial. It is often ...Read more


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What is the difference between sore throat and pharyngitis...In diagnosis, in treatment and in causes?

What is the difference between sore throat and pharyngitis...In diagnosis, in treatment and in causes?

No difference: A sore throat is common lay persons jargon for a possible pain and inflamation in the throat whereas Pharyngitis is the professional medical term for inflammation and infection of the throat (pharynx). Thus technically there is minimal difference and whist a sore throat is the presenting complaint of a patient, pharyngitis is the diagnosis by the physician ...Read more

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Does taking treatment for throat infection put my baby more at risk for my Group B Strep? I'm a carrier. Abx don't cover GBS can they make it stronger

Does taking treatment for throat infection put my baby more at risk for my Group B Strep? I'm a carrier. Abx don't cover GBS can they make it stronger

Antibiotics: Hi
So the usual recommendation is that you get tested for Group B strep between 35-37 weeks of your pregnancy. If you test positive, they will give you IV antibiotics that cover GBS during labor because the GBS transmission to the baby occurs during childbirth. Generally speaking, if an antibiotic doesn't cover GBS, it won't stimulate it to become "stronger". ...Read more

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What are some alternative treatments for a throat infection besides antibiotics?

What are some alternative treatments for a throat infection besides antibiotics?

Rest fluids ibuprofe: Most throat infections are caused by viruses. Therefore, they are self limited. Treatment is symptomatic- relieving pain, fever or aches. Rest is important to help the body conserve energy to fight off the infection. A strep throat infection is also self limited, but we treat it with antibiotics to avoid secondary problems like rheumatic fever, glomerulonephritis, or pandas. ...Read more

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How do you cure or treat pharyngitis?

How do you cure or treat pharyngitis?

See your doctor &: Get a Rapid Strep or Quick-Strep test. If negative, get a throat culture for Group A Streptococcus. Wait for the results. If +, take penicillin as prescribed for 10 days. If -, antibiotics will not help. Salt-water gargles of ½ tsp. Salt/1 cup water, Popsicles (not red or grape because they look like blood), cold liquids, hard candies, tea with honey & ibuprofen or acetaminophen help pain. ...Read more

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I have granular pharyngitis and it comes back after completion of my medication. Plz advice?

Granular pharyngitis: This is one form of chronic pharyngitis and is created by the repetitive inflammatory episodes, usually caused by viral infections, but can also be allergic and bacterial. The best way to deal with this is to see an ENT doctor who may be able to establish a cause and prevent its recurrence. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How long does it takes for clindamycin to cure pharyngitis?

How long does it takes for clindamycin to cure pharyngitis?

Depends on cause: If your pharyngitis is bacterial, and a bacteria that is susceptible to clindamycin, you should start feeling better in 24-48 hours.

Clindamycin will not treat a viral infection. Viral infections will usually go away after 7-10 days.

If your symptoms are worsening on antibiotics or you have having a harder time breathing or swallowing, you may want to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Granular pharyngitis symptoms? Been diagnosed. What should I do now, other than medicine? Have 99.3 fever at 11.30 am

Granular pharyngitis symptoms? Been diagnosed. What should I do now, other than medicine? Have 99.3 fever at 11.30 am

Nasal Irrigation: Not sure of your diagnosis. If it is bumps on back of throat called post pharyngeal lymphoid hyperplasia, that usually is caused by chronic postnasal drip. Best use hydro pulse nasal/sinus irrigator use nasal tip to clear nose and use throat tip to clear throat. ...Read more

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I had abscess near tonsil that was soft. No fever. Pharyngitis. Took antibiotics so got shrink. Is it all cured? Can antibiotics cure abscess? Cult:stph aur

I had abscess near tonsil that was soft. No fever. Pharyngitis. Took antibiotics so got shrink. Is it all cured? Can antibiotics cure abscess? Cult:stph aur

Small Abscesses: The staph aureus culture result suggests the the abscess drained, which is part of the treatment. Small abscesses may respond to antibiotics, but drainage by needle aspiration or scalpel incision may be required. Small peritonsillar abscesses can be treated with clindamycin. If it so large that the uvula is pushed to the side, needle drainage is attempted as well. Drainage alone can be the cure. ...Read more

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Hi I have pharyngitis and apparently my gp has written on the screen that there's no cure for a sore throat any ideas? Of what to do

Hi I have pharyngitis and apparently my gp has written on the screen that there's no cure for a sore throat any ideas? Of what to do

Remedies: Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.
Pour boiling water over thinly sliced ginger. Steep 5 min. In a covered pot. Add 2 to 3 tbs honey & sip. Try thyme tea. ...Read more

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What can I eat while having pharyngitis

Whatever you can: I trust that you do not have bacterial infection. If you have fever, it would be prudent to consult your doctor.
If it is a viral pharyngitis, you may eat what you eat normally, as long as you can swallow it without too much difficulty. Porridge like foods may be easier to eat. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my dr said I have pharyngitis?

Follow their advice: That doctor saw your pharynx and decided if it was a bacterial infection, viral infection or simple allergic post nasal drip causing throat pain, If viral keep hydrated drink warm fluids and it will get better in a week or so. If bacterial infection take all of the RX antibiotics. If allergic taking allergy meds if you can will reduce symptoms ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: pharyngitis?

What is the definition or description of: pharyngitis?

Inflammation: It is the inflammation of the pharynx, a structure that extends from the base of your skull to larynx and inlet to esophagus, behind your nose includes your tonsils and tongue base. Causes of inflammation is most often viral or bacterial. It is often called a sore throat. ...Read more

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What is gonorrheal pharyngitis?

What is gonorrheal pharyngitis?

Throat infection: Oral sex with a partner that has gonorrhea can lead to infection of the throat. ...Read more

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Can pharyngitis cause pneumonia?

No: But if the organism (viral or bacterial) has affected both the pharynx and lungs, then both conditions can occur. However most pharyngitis cases are confined to the pharynx. ...Read more

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What exactly is viral pharyngitis?

What exactly is viral pharyngitis?

Viral infection: Viral pharyngitis is an infection of the upper throat (the pharynx) caused by a virus. Viral pharyngitis is usually a limited infection and requires no specific treatment. ...Read more

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How long can viral pharyngitis last?

How long can viral pharyngitis last?

2 to 4 days: The sore throat usually lasts only 2 to 4 days. The entire cold usually resolves in 7 days. ...Read more

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How bad is pharyngitis with bronchitis?

How bad is pharyngitis with bronchitis?

Not bad at all: The same organism which is causing pharyngitis is causing bronchitis and it is not bad, and both can be treated together depending id caused by bacteria or viruses. ...Read more

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Is pharyngitis and strep the same thing?

Pharyngitis: Hello. Pharyngitis is a term that means inflammation of the pharynx which actuall is the back of the nose, mouth and throat. Strep is a common bacteria that can cause pharyngitis. Common lingo sometimes uses strep to refer to a pharyngitis but it is important to realize that viruses are one of the most causes of pharyngitis and antibiotics are actually not helpful in these cases. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have viral pharyngitis?

How do I know if I have viral pharyngitis?

Its most common: Most cases of pharyngitis are caused by various viruses such as rhinovirus. If you have exudate on your tonsils or pharynx, if you have fever, if you have tender swollen lymph nodes you should have a rapid strep test to rule out group a streptococcus infection. If not you probably have viral pharyngitis and it will resolve spontaneously. ...Read more

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How to get immunity from strep pharyngitis?

How to get immunity from strep pharyngitis?

Can Not: Although it may, to a point develop naturally, there is no way to increse one's immunity. This is depite products advertised to do so. They do not work. ...Read more

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How to know if I have laryngitis or pharyngitis?

How to know if I have laryngitis or pharyngitis?

Larnyngitis Voice: Voice changes imply laryngitis presence.
May be gastric related and seen by endoscopy by ENT,
Pharyngitis=sore throat. If prolonged or fever needs culture, and further check-ups
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I need help! How do I know if I have laryngitis or pharyngitis?

Different areas: Laryngitis is swelling, infection of the larynx "voice box" when swollen by infection, trauma, a virus you het laryngitis and loose your voice
The pharynx is a large area in the back of you throat and downward, pharyngitis is more of a sore throat appearance as opposed to loosing the voice. ...Read more

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I have acute pharyngitis and I want to know what specific food I can eat?

I have acute pharyngitis and I want to know what specific food I can eat?

Soft or Liquid: Foods go down easiest. Think of foods like chicken soup, apple sauce, frozen deserts. If on antibiotics make sure they are compatible with what you are eating. ...Read more

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Can pharyngitis be cured?

Can pharyngitis be cured?

Sure: If viral, it will go away in time. If bacterial, antibiotics effect a c ure. ...Read more

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Can you die from pharyngitis?

Yes: There are many different causes of pharyngitis (i.e. infection or inflammation of the pharynx)

Depending on the type and if not treated corrected, it can form an abscess and spread to other parts of your throat/mouth/neck and even upper chest.
The consequences can be deadly. ...Read more

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What does pharyngitis feel like?

What does pharyngitis feel like?

Pharyngitis: Pharyngitis symptoms may include: dry, painful or scratchy throat; swollen, red tonsils that may have white patches; swallowing that is painful or difficult; hoarseness ; swollen, tender glands on neck. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of pharyngitis?

Pharyngitis: Pharyngitis symptoms may include: dry, painful or scratchy throat; swollen, red tonsils that may have white patches; swallowing that is painful or difficult; hoarseness ; swollen, tender glands on neck. ...Read more